Women’s Health, Food Safety; Nutrition Education and Research
M.D., Irktusk Medical University
PhD., Kazakhstan Nutrition Academy
M.S., Brandeis University
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
I am a public health professional, I have worked in food safety, nutrition, water and sanitation programs internationally. I worked as a project coordinator for the Asian Development Bank Project “Improving Nutrition for Poor Mothers and Children in Central Asia and Mongolia”- a micronutrient initiative in fortified flour and iodized salt. My scientific interests include food safety, nutrition education, micronutrients, prevention of food-borne diseases, risk management, and food quality assurance. I presented a paper at the 5th World Congress of Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, Berlin, 2004. Recently I completed the Masters Program in International Health Policy and Management at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis and also have earned an MA Degree in Humanitarian Assistance at Tufts.
I believe that policy advocacy and behavioral changes in societies are the most effective ways to change trends. I will focus on improving social communication and professional education for women who work in food supply systems globally.
My research project “Women and Safe Food”analyzes the range of “life contact points” of women in key areas related to the food supply chain in order to develop a woman-centered food safety education model. This model will empower women in developing countries and as well as low income women in the USA to improve their health, nutrition and livelihood by preventing food-borne diseases.